Brown Sugar Pecan Meringues
- Ready In:
- 4 egg whites (room temp)
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped pecans
- First, mix both sugars, set aside. Whip whites on med. up to a soft peak. Add sugars one tablespoon at a time, while mixing. When all sugar is added, turn on high and whip to a stiff peak. Fold in pecans and vanilla. Drop by spoonfulls onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Smooth with the back of the spoon into rounds a half to 3/4 inches thick. Bake at 300 for 30-40 minutes or until dry and a light golden brown. Makes 24 big cookies.
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I'm a big fan of meringues and like trying out new ones every year for my holiday baking. I tried these today and am pretty happy with the results. The flavor is really good...I may have to go back and make more because I've had 3 or 4 of them this afternoon alone! I got 28 huge meringues - and yes, they do turn out huge (expect them to puff up a little more while baking). Next time I would probably make them a little smaller so as to get more out of the batch and perhaps end up with something a little more bite-sized. Bake time in my oven was just over 45 minutes. Thanks so much for posting!!!!!